THE Kings of the Sevens race hots up this weekend with events at Hawick, where the Greens defend the cup, and Berwick 24 hours later.

The 10 tournaments have new sponsors in Riverside Rock, and there have been three different winners…Melrose at Peebles; Watsonians (Gala) and Harlequins (Melrose).

At Hawick (2 pm), the draw is: Jed-Forest v. Berwick; Gala v Langholm; Hawick v Kelso; Edinburgh Accies v Peebles; Darlington v Biggar; Boroughmuir v Lasswade; Watsonians v. Melrose; Selkirk v. Hamilton.

The Berwick tournament is on Sunday at Scremerston (1 pm) and will be played in a pool format.

The draw is: Pool 1, Edinburgh Accies, Gala, Melrose; Pool 2, Selkirk, Kelso, Watsonians; Pool 3, Berwick, Hawick, Peebles; Pool 4, Earlston, Jed-Forest, Powerbombs.